The main area in the basement will be combo family room/"manland"/Henry's play space. I've decided this photo will be my inspiration:
Of course this is what I'm starting with (not our furniture though): I'm thinking the wall behind their tv will be painted the yellow (possibly Pottery Barn's semolina). The carpet is going to be replaced and I'm pretty sure we are going with a grey or charcoal with some texture. Something that won't show kid/dog traffic ;-) And, this rug that currently lives in my office at the condo will go down somewhere...I like my decor so much bolder than the current palette at our new place. I'm ready to jazz it up!!!!